The modern workplace is a tangled thicket of complex laws and regulations. It proves risky for even the most sophisticated employer. For over 90 years, Nyemaster Goode lawyers have helped clients negotiate the wide spectrum of federal, state, and local laws governing the workplace.
Our lawyers are recognized in the field of labor and employment law by rating services. Nyemaster Goode's Labor and Employment Department is the largest in Iowa. We strive to partner with clients to gain and maintain a competitive edge in handling labor and employment issues. From Fortune 500 companies to emerging businesses, we make every effort to provide our clients with fast, professional, and cost-effective legal services. Nyemaster Goode is the only Iowa member of the Employment Law Alliance, an international association of labor and employment practices in every state and more than 135 countries. Nyemaster Goode is the only Iowa-based labor and employment practice to be named in Fortune magazine's Go-To Law Firm® listing. Nyemaster Goode's Labor and Employment Department has more attorneys than any other Iowa law firm who have been named in The Best Lawyers in America and Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.
Our lawyers represent clients in employment and labor matters throughout Iowa and surrounding states. We have represented clients in all state and federal courts, as well as a variety of administrative agencies. Nyemaster Goode lawyers defended the first sexual harassment jury trial in Iowa's federal courts and the first AIDS discrimination jury trial in Iowa. Even so, a hallmark of our practice is the commitment to help clients avoid litigation through counseling and prevention efforts. The types of matters our lawyers routinely handle include employment litigation, collective bargaining, contract administration, labor arbitration, trade secret and non-competition litigation, union avoidance, organizational campaigns, NLRB proceedings, OSHA compliance and enforcement, affirmative action plan design and development, employment counseling and risk avoidance, and immigration.
A Commitment to Efficiency:
Our clients' bottom lines are our bottom lines. Our labor and employment attorneys strive to provide effective representation at the lowest possible costs. We do that by: (1) leveraging our years of experience to control legal research costs; (2) assigning cases and matters to the attorney or attorneys who can best handle them and at the lowest cost; (3) developing meaningful strategies and budgets at the outset to increase efficiency and eliminate unnecessary surprises; and (4) charging reasonable rates and fees, including, when appropriate, alternative billing arrangements.